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The Early Iron Age site of Sobiejuchy lies on a tongue of land between two lakes in the undulating agricultural landscape of central Poland. First discovered at the time of the excavations at the well-known site of Biskupin, shich lies 14 km to the south, and subjected to small-scale investigations in the 1950s, it was the target of a campaign of excavation and survey by a The Early Iron Age site of Sobiejuchy lies on a tongue of land between two lakes in the undulating agricultural landscape of central Poland. First discovered at the time of the excavations at the well-known site of Biskupin, shich lies 14 km to the south, and subjected to small-scale investigations in the 1950s, it was the target of a campaign of excavation and survey by a Polish-British team between 1983 and 1988. The present volume describes this work and sets the site in the wider context of European prehistory in the first millenium BC. The site was remarkable both for the quantity of finds anf for its excellent presarvatior: of bone and plant remains. A notable feature of this report is the extended discussion of these categories of evidence, leading to an unrivalled insight into the economy of a later prehistoric site in the central Europe. Other developments include the use of geophysics, allowing the creation of a plan of much of the site interior, and an extended discussion of dating evidence, for which both radiocarbon and luminescence techniques were used. The report, a Polish-British collaboration, represents a milestone in European Early Iron Age studies and will act as a stimulus to further study using modern techniques.


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The Early Iron Age site of Sobiejuchy lies on a tongue of land between two lakes in the undulating agricultural landscape of central Poland. First discovered at the time of the excavations at the well-known site of Biskupin, shich lies 14 km to the south, and subjected to small-scale investigations in the 1950s, it was the target of a campaign of excavation and survey by a The Early Iron Age site of Sobiejuchy lies on a tongue of land between two lakes in the undulating agricultural landscape of central Poland. First discovered at the time of the excavations at the well-known site of Biskupin, shich lies 14 km to the south, and subjected to small-scale investigations in the 1950s, it was the target of a campaign of excavation and survey by a Polish-British team between 1983 and 1988. The present volume describes this work and sets the site in the wider context of European prehistory in the first millenium BC. The site was remarkable both for the quantity of finds anf for its excellent presarvatior: of bone and plant remains. A notable feature of this report is the extended discussion of these categories of evidence, leading to an unrivalled insight into the economy of a later prehistoric site in the central Europe. Other developments include the use of geophysics, allowing the creation of a plan of much of the site interior, and an extended discussion of dating evidence, for which both radiocarbon and luminescence techniques were used. The report, a Polish-British collaboration, represents a milestone in European Early Iron Age studies and will act as a stimulus to further study using modern techniques.

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